We asked our followers on Instagram what they wanted to know about our team starting with Lily!
Dear Lily, if you were hosting a dinner party and you could have five dinner guests, dead or alive, who would you invite?
Good question! I am not sure if I know the answer myself and I think if you asked me tomorrow, it’d probably change but here’s who I am thinking at this current moment:
- Queen Elizabeth II – Now this one may be very topical at this moment in time, but I think half the reason I’d like to meet The Queen is because she is one of the most influential and powerful women in the world. I’d like to learn more about her, her interests! How does she spend her days in the palace? But also, I think it would be equally as fascinating seeing how she interacts with my other guests.
- Bruno Mars – Now I thought about this one a lot. I definitely wanted someone who could break out into song when necessary. I thought about a range of people and honestly, we all know Bruno’s classics, so he’s probably the best man for the job.
- Rosa Parks – Rosa Parks has been a huge inspiration for me with the work she did, as well as the female empowerment she has shown. I actually did a history project all about her when I was younger so I’d love to have her around the guest table with me. I would like to ask Rosa what she thinks of the world we live in today.
- Russell Brand – Russell Brand is definitely on my dinner guest list. He is so funny but also super intelligent. I think he will start some thought-provoking discussions especially with some fascinating characters around the table. I’m sure he would also fill any potential awkward silences too which is reassuring honestly.
- My Grandad – I think like many, we’d all want to bring back a loved one for one last dinner. Funnily enough, we took our Grandad to see Russell Brand live a few years ago. He described Russell as a ‘joker’. Bearing in mind we were at his live comedy show, I’d say he was spot-on.
Lily… What are your biggest fears?
I’d love to say something emotional or moving but for me… it’s snakes. I can’t even look at pictures of them! During my time in Georgia, USA, I was often warned about rattlesnakes and would check my room every day… how embarrassing! I wish I could love them but I can feel my skin crawling as I write this now so I’m going to stop now!
Hi Lily… What motivates you?
I’m not sure honestly, when I set my heart on something, I have to achieve it. I’d say my parents keep me motivated and always try and lighten my load when I feel stressed. In terms of the magazine, I stay motivated because I want it to be the best it can be. I’m proud of the journey which keeps me striving for more.
Lily! What was your highest moment since starting The Student Aspect?
There have been so many great moments… I’d say launching the magazine was a really surreal feeling but I started to feel our hard work paying off in January Guest Writer Week. The articles were getting so popular at that point and it felt so rewarding after releasing three articles every day in January. I always feel so much happiness when a story I share or my loved ones or friends does well, you can always tell when an article comes from the heart. For example, My Semester Abroad article. I remember writing that article reliving all the highs and lows and to know it did well makes me so happy to share it all. I am absolutely loving our business collaborations and giveaways! Hosting our own giveaway is crazy to me as well, I think that has been my most recent ‘high moment’ with the girls! I am so excited for what the future holds for The Student Aspect!